I cycled fifteen miles yesterday in the hope of turning up some shoes in one of the copious charity shops of the nearby well-heeled burg, Stone. No luck for footwear but it was a beautiful day, the countryside on the way was heavenly and the supermarket there had, in addition to a pile of reduced polenta - which I plundered - verdant surrounding hedges entirely of sweet-smelling rosemary (which I therefore also plundered).
I went straight out to the fields when I got back and - small miracle - within twenty minutes was walking home again with a large rabbit.
I've been following the Silver Spoon tip about soaking recently: just give the meat a half-hour soak in a litre of water with, say, half a cup of white wine vinegar. This seems to freshen the meat up a good deal and lessens the initial cooking smells.
I'm really a convert to braising with garlic and rosemary - it's so good. I use a pressure cooker, with the heat low and the lid not quite locked on. If time's running short I lock the lid on and give it a quick blast under pressure just to loosen the meat on the bone before dishing it out. Lord, it's good.